It is common for patients who have lost some weight — be it through diet and exercise or a cosmetic surgery — to then want to firm up the skin to achieve more attractive contours. Renuvion is the latest advancement in skin tightening procedures; it has quickly become popular due to being easy, effective and minimally invasive. Dr. Genaro Valladolid recommends it to many of his patients as a complement to liposuction surgery.
Renuvion utilizes radiofrequency energy and helium plasma to heat and stimulate tissue beneath the skin. Through tiny entry points that leave nearly invisible scars, Dr. Valladolid will use the Renuvion device to tighten the tissue with warmth. Moreover, the heat will boost collagen production for the months to follow, which should leave your skin looking both smoother and tighter.
The procedure itself lasts anywhere from half an hour to two hours, depending on the parts of the body Dr. Valladolid is treating. It can be performed at the same time as liposuction to allow the recovery periods to run concurrently, or performed on its own weeks later if the patient is hoping to see more dramatic contours. Some patients who have taken off the weight through diet and exercise may still opt for body contouring to get a more precise, defined shape.
Renuvion is versatile technology that can treat skin on many parts of the body. Whether you want to tone up your neck, thighs, abs, chest, back or arms with lax skin following weight loss, Renuvion is a good choice for any combination of these locations. It has also become a popular way to touch up and rejuvenate skin on the face.
Undergoing a less invasive surgery means that the healing process is shorter and much easier to cope with. Renuvion patients are usually back to work within a few days, which is far quicker than is the case with similar treatments. The pain is minimal enough that it can generally be managed with over-the-counter medication for a couple of days. As time goes on, the tiny scars will become virtually unnoticeable.
Many patients will notice a difference immediately following the procedure. However, since collagen will continue to rebuild over time, the results will gradually improve over the following six to nine months. Clinical trials found that these results can last for as long as two and a half years.